June 26

The power of diversity

The power of diversity

Whilst the current focus on diversity is rightly concerned with equality, that isn’t the full picture. There is a huge advantage in diversity in its widest sense and there is plenty of evidence that this is the case.

September 14

What has age got to do with it?

What has age got to do with it?

With life expectancy increasing and people expected to work for longer, we are increasingly working in an environment where workers in organisations have ages spanning different generations. So how much should we pay attention to the ever widening disparity of expectations between older and younger generations?

May 28

Are you better than average?

Are you better than average?

Are you better at your job than most people? Are you a better driver? Do you have a greater social conscience? What if I said that this is also how the majority of people think about themselves?

September 26

No excuses for success

No excuses for success

British metalcore band Architects, suffered a recent tragedy with the loss of their guitarist Tom Searle, who died of cancer at the age of 28. Unless you have a particular interest in young heavy metal bands, you will probably never have heard of them.

March 18

Success needs change

Success needs change

We have known that success needs change for a significant amount of time. The well-known Greek Philosopher Socrates (who died in 399 BC) said the following:

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

There is a surprisingly modern twist to this quote.

December 11

Success – ditch the top 10 lists

Success – ditch the top 10 lists

Have you noticed how many posts there are about the attributes of successful leaders and business people there are on social media? You’ll not be surprised to hear that there are huge numbers. They are often well written and accurate observations of how people have launched businesses, overcome setbacks, inspired others etc. in just about every field of human endeavour that you can think about.